Monthly Archives: October 2014

Banning e-cigarettes in the workplace

Starbucks has joined the list of organisations, which have outlawed the use of e-cigarettes on their premises. Employers thinking of doing the same in their own workplaces need to consider a range of factors, including the prospect of some of these products eventually being regulated as medicines. Health report E-cigarette manufacturers promote the idea that […]

The five essential elements of driver risk management

Most businesses require some of their staff to drive on company business, whether it’s driving their own cars, leased vehicles, HGV’s, vans, etc.  Asking for a ‘full clean driving licence’ as part of the job description is not a sure fire way to complying with the law, or your duty of care.  ProAktive has a […]

Business travel – getting riskier by the minute!

Is it only me but every time I turn on the t.v. or listen to the radio there seems to be another international crisis emerging somewhere in the world. Civil unrest military conflict and now deadly diseases are seemingly common place and it’s making life difficult for the business traveller. Most businesses are sensible and […]

Reserve Forces personnel: right to claim unfair dismissal

The government is introducing new provisions to enhance the rights of those serving in the Reserve Forces. From 1 October 2014, employees who allege their dismissal was connected with their membership of a reserve force such as the army reserve (formerly known as the territorial army) will not need to have the usual two-year qualifying […]